Application Submission Glossary
Your vitae should be current and comprehensive.
How Does a Curriculum Vitae Differ From A Regular Resume?
A curriculum vitae is longer than the average 1-2 page resume because it provides a greater range of information which can include:
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness:
Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include one or more of the following: teaching evaluations (make sure that the evaluation codes and course titles are clearly defined), an evaluation from a member of the faculty who has observed you teaching a class, an evaluation from a member of the faculty who has observed you making an academic presentation, teaching nominations or awards, courses or certificates in post secondary teaching. If you do not have evidence of teaching effectiveness, you should provide a brief explanation (e.g., I have not had the opportunity to teach at the university level). All candidates will be expected to teach a class, if invited for an interview. You will receive instructions well in advance of the interview.
Letter of Application:
Your letter of application should provide the following: where you saw the advertisement; your interest in the position; your citizenship or permanent resident status; your fit with the available position and advertised qualifications and criteria; if you have not completed your PhD (provide the date of the defense or expected date of completion).
Letters of Reference:
Referees must supply current letters of reference sent directly by them either through email or by regular post mail. The letters should be written by academics who can speak to your research and teaching potential. A letter from your dissertation supervisor and/or your current department head should be one of the letters. You should supply your referees with a copy of the advertisement.
If the recommended candidate has not defended his or her dissertation by the date of appointment, the candidate will be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. When the dissertation is successfully completed, the rank will be changed to Assistant Professor.
According to Canadian immigration regulations, applications from foreign academics may be received. Foreign academics may be simultaneously evaluated and interviewed with Canadians and permanent residents. In all searches, Canadians and permanent residents are to be given priority. If you have questions about the foreign academic procedures, please contact the Office of Faulty Recruitment and Retention.
The Canadian Employment Equity Act identifies women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities as designated groups who are entitled to special measures and accommodation of differences. The purpose of the Employment Equity Act is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability and, in the fulfilment of that goal, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment experienced by women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities by giving effect to the principle that employment equity means more than treating persons in the same way but also requires special measures and the accommodation of differences. According to government regulations individuals must self-identify as members of the designated groups, identification cannot be attributed. If you are a member of a designated group, you may self-identify by providing a brief statement of your designated group status.
Statements of Teaching:
Your statement of teaching should elaborate upon your experience teaching the courses outlined in your letter of application and curriculum vitae. Indicate the courses that you are qualified or wish to teach. You should provide a brief description of your teaching philosophy, delivery of course material, and pedagogy.
Submission Deadline Date:
We use the following wording to inform potential applications of the start of the review of the applications : To ensure full consideration, complete applications and letters of reference should be submitted by <date>. Applications may still be received after the deadline date. If you are unable to submit the application by the deadline date, you should contact the Chair of the Appointments Committee to alert the Chair that you intend to submit an application after the deadline date. If you are viewing the advertisement after the deadline date, you should contact the Chair to find out the status of the search and discuss the possibility of submitting an application.
Guidelines for the Creation of a Teaching Dossier
1. Clarify teaching responsibilities
2. Describe your approach to teaching
3. Select items for the teaching dossier
4. Prepare statements on each item
5. Order the items
6. Compile supporting evidence
7. Incorporate dossier into curriculum vitae or UCAPT form (optional)
8. Append exemplary materials
SUGGESTED DOSSIER CONTENTS
Shore, Bruce et al. (1986). The Teaching Dossier: A Guide to its Preparation and Use. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Association of University Teachers.
Teaching Documentation Guide; Guide to Teaching Assessment and Evaluation; Online Teaching Evaluation Resources. http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/senate/committees/scotl/)
Teaching Dossier Preparation: A Guide for Faculty Members at the University of British Columbia. http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/services/dossier.html#supp